03 June 2009

Evolution of an Ecosystem for Higher Ed

Not all colleges can support (or tolerate) a social community that revolves around the question of what higher ed's online environment could or should look like. For Bates College in Maine, that enterprise takes place through an unofficial gathering of students, faculty, alumni called Bates Online Media Group (OMG).

An inventive project by some of the principals is the Evolution of the online ecosystem, displaying web versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 across the years 2000 to 2014. The conceptualization is challenging and interpretations will surely vary according to viewers' experience with technology. What may not be clear is how the years were selected.

Warning: the Evolution conceptualization can take a while to absorb (click on it to open an enlarged view). And then if you move around the OMG web site you will find more good things and more time commitment.

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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